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Sources: Georgia Southern hiring Army staffer for personnel

The common bonds between Army West Point and Georgia Southern are many, with Army led by former Georgia Southern head man Jeff Monken.

Now a member of Monken's off-the-field staff is electing for a homecoming of sorts.

Sources tell FootballScoop that Black Knights director of scouting, Danny Payne, is leaving West Point to join Chad Lunsford's Eagles staff as director of player personnel.

A Georgia native, Payne has deep ties in the state. He graduated from Kennesaw State, where he worked extensively in the football program for the Owls.

Payne's hiring continues a busy week as Lunsford's been replenishing his on- and off-the-field staff.

On Thursday, Lunsford welcomed in his new director of football operations.

Then on Friday, Lunsford brought another former Georgia Southern player home in a key on-field role.

As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest news and notes in the world of football.